New orchestra elective planned for 2016-17 school year Interested students must speak to their counselor

The first on-campus orchestra elective class is being considered for the 2016-17 school year. Principal Donna Levy is currently working on the details of this course.

“Everybody on campus seems to be musically inclined and I think it will inspire school spirit,” Levy said. “It would be nice to have the class play at assemblies or at graduation.”

Although the instructor for the course has not yet been determined, Levy will be meeting with the Clark County School District (CCSD) Fine Arts Department to discuss the location of the class, funding and other details.

“There are a lot of details that still need to be worked out—like funding for the instruments and stands,” Levy said. “We have intentions of going forward with this class.”

In 2009, students were able to attend a late-bird orchestra class off-campus.

“In that year, the students left campus and went to Canarelli Middle School,” Counselor Paige DeSantis said. “I’m going to say about 12 students were in that class.”

All interested students should see their counselor for more information on how to enroll in the course. There are no prerequisites or auditions required to participate.

“It’s so cool to hear that this school is going to have an orchestra class,” freshman Sarah Dela Rosa said. “I definitely want to be a part of it.”